Jazz Currents

Ride the Jazz Currents. These currents flow back to the early sources of modern jazz and forward to the sounds that will shape the music of tomorrow. They are electric currents and acoustic. They flow in the mainstream and they skirt the edges. 

Saturday, April 13 on Jazz Currents:

Host Tom Ineck directs the monthly artist spotlight on guitarist Howard Alden, featuring his own recordings as well as those with trombonist Dan Barrett, cornetist Ruby Braff, clarinetist Kenny Davern, guitarist Charlie Byrd, tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, guitarist George Van Eps, singer Carol Sloane, guitarists Frank Vignola and Jimmy Bruno, singer Susannah McCorkle, clarinetist Ken Peplowski and tenor saxophonist Flip Phillips. The spotlight is on guitarist Howard Alden, this week on "Jazz Currents."

Saturday, April 20 on Jazz Currents:

Host Tom Ineck presents another in a series called "Graduating Class," featuring a Big Band and some of its more illustrious alumni. This time it's composer, arranger and bandleader Gil Evans and his orchestra, including such players as trumpeter Miles Davis, bassist Ron Carter, trumpeter Johnny Coles, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, guitarist Kenny Burrell, saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, trumpeter Lew Soloff and keyboard artist Gil Goldstein. "Graduating Class," this week on "Jazz Currents."

Saturday, April 27 on Jazz Currents:

Host Tom Ineck celebrates the upcoming International Jazz Day (Tuesday, April 30) with music by artists from Central Europe, including saxophonist Tony Lakatos, pianist Szakcsi, and guitarist Gabor Szabo of Hungary, composer and keyboard artist Josef Zawinul and guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel of Austria, bassist George Mraz, guitarist Lubos Andrst and bassist Miroslav Vitous of the Czech Republic and trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and pianist Adam Makowicz of Poland, plus a recording in Poland featuring American musician Bennie Maupin with some of the top Polish jazz players. Jazz goes international, this week on "Jazz Currents."

Saturday, May 4 on Jazz Currents:

Host Tom Ineck celebrates the music of a dozen artists born in the month of May, including pianist Red Garland, bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, singer Betty Carter, saxophonist Tom Scott, pianist Dave McKenna, bandleader Woody Herman, drummer Ralph Peterson, piansit Keith Jarrett, singer Shirley Horn, organist Charles Earland, trumpeter Wallace Roney and arranger and bandleader Gil Evans. A dozen artists born in the 5th month of the year are celebrated, this week on "Jazz Currents."



At the June 12, 2018, Jazz in June concert in Lincoln, Tom Ineck presented singer Jazzmeia Horn with the Jazz Journalists Association award for Up and Coming Musician of the Year. A day earlier, he interviewed Horn about her rising popularity, her Grammy-nominated debut recording, her desire to deliver a positive message in her music and much more. Click here to listen to their conversation. 

The history of Kansas City Jazz is the subject of an essay by Tom Ineck in the Enclopedia of the Great Plains, edited by David J. Wishart and published in 2004 by the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Listen to NET Radio every Saturday from 7 to 9 for a great night of jazz. Host Tom Ineck plays two hours of straight-ahead, mainstream jazz, from the classics to the latest releases. 

Thanks for listening on NET Radio every Saturday at 7 Central.

Tom Ineck